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Saraki: Senate Panel Summons CCT Judge Over Alleged Corruption


By Ayo Balogun, Abuja

In what seems as revenge for the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Monday summoned CCT Chairman Justice Danladi Umar over outstanding petition against him in the senate.

In a letter signed by the Clerk of the Committee, Freedom Odolo,the Senate asked Justice Umar to appear unfailingly by 2pm on Thursday.

“Your letter with reference number CCT/HQ/ 126/S/ 111/ 515 dated 1st April, 2016 in which you requested for more time to enable you attend the hearing was received.

“After due consideration of your request, the Committee rescheduled the hearing to give you at least two weeks from the 4th of April when you should have appeared.

“Accordingly, you are now required to appear unfailingly as follows: Thursday, 21st April, 2016, Meeting Room 120 New Senate Building, National Assembly Complex. Time: 2pm

“Please, remember to come personally along with 12 copies of any written submission you may wish to present.”

However, Justice Umar said he has a court sitting on Thursday and throughout the week and will not able to attend the senate hearing.

Our correspondent reports that after the CCT chairman ruled that the the tribunal would be sitting daily till 6pm on Saraki’s trial,  Senate Committee slammed the chairman with a summon over pending corruption petition against him.

The senators were furious that by sitting daily till 6pm, the CCT trial may prevent Saraki from presiding over the senate and in turn results into his eventual impeachment.


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